Rabies Elimination Progress

Latest SARE score: 0 (2021)
In-country SARE assessment done: Yes
(Yes (2021))

The Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) is a practical planning, monitoring and evaluation tool to guide, develop and refine rabies control programmes. It provides measurable steps, designed as a logical flow of activities, to progress from Stage 0 to Stage 5, in efforts towards freedom from dog-transmitted rabies.


A SARE score of 0 out of 5 signifies that basic information on the epidemiology of the disease is being compiled and that rabies is recognized as an endemic disease.

Epidemiological Data

This country is not currently using the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin.

In-country Capacity Building

August 2021

GARC, in collaboration with the Society for Animal and Range Development (SARD), facilitated the formation of a One Health Taskforce for Rabies Control and Prevention in Somaliland.

May 2021

GARC provided technical assistance in a Virtual SARE Workshop facilitated by the Society for Animal and Range Development (SARD) in Somaliland. During the virtual SARE workshop, the government and other stakeholders assessed their progress towards rabies elimination before generating their unique rabies elimination work plan.  

March 2021

GARC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society for Animal and Range Development (SARD) in Somaliland to ensure continued collaboration and facilitate progress towards rabies elimination.